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SVCTE | Mechatronics Engineering receives a $2,500 Grant from State Farm

March 1, 2021 by Amanda Rosas 2 comments


SAN JOSE, Calif. — State Farm has awarded Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Mechatronics Engineering instructor Jim Burnham with a $2,500 grant. The State Farm Teacher Assist program has helped 40 teachers, across California, boost their efforts implementing their innovative ideas in their classrooms.

Teaching during a pandemic poses many challenges. Teachers are adapting their methods to meet those challenges in unique and creative ways. Each grant recipient school received $2,500 - a total of $100,000 to California classrooms.

Supporting teachers and schools helps the entire community. It recognizes education as a public good and helps address the societal impacts of COVID at the local level.

“As a company, we have a long history of working with teachers, educators, and students across the country. We are heartened by the immense response received from teachers sharing their solutions to overcoming challenges,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “Congratulations to the winners. We are proud to support you and help you reach your goals!”

MetroED is honored to have such a dedicated group of instructors like Jim Burnham. Congratulations to Jim Burnham and the Mechatronic Engineering program!